PressTV-US, Iran trade vows over PG oil transport

A US military official has claimed American readiness to keep a key crude-oil transit waterway near the Iranian Persian Gulf coastline open following a stern warning by Tehran to block it in response to Trump administration’s vow to prevent any export of Iran’s oil as part of its hostile sanctions against the nation.

“Together, we stand ready to ensure the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce wherever international law allows,” said US Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban in a statement as quoted in a Friday report by Military.com. He, however, did not elaborate on the general pledge.

The development came after Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) declared on Thursday that it stood ready to implement President Hassan Rouhani’s latest policy statement that if Tehran were not allowed to export its crude oil through the Strait of Hormuz – at the mouth of the Persian Gulf — no other country would be…

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